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1992 Ford F-150 Custom 5.0L upshifts VIN: 1FA4F75U76
When we first began working on this truck we noticed that it had extremely early upshifts(3rd gear at 10 mph),erratic shifting(toggling back and forth between 2nd and 3rd gears rapidly at 20 mph)and no passing gear at 55 mph.It did seem to improve when warmed ...
1995 Ford Ranger STX 4.0L Extended crank, hot VIN: 1FTCR15X4S
Hello Ford Techs. This Ranger is eating my cake today. Came in for an extended crank/seems flooded on hot restart problem. Has to sit for about 10 to 30 minutes with a fully warmed up engine before it will do it and, worse of course, it won't always do it. Fir...
1996 Ford F-250 Special 7.3L lacks power VIN: 1FTHX26FOT
truck runs fine majority of the time did find programmer in truck have removed programmer to verify it is not the cause when you drive the truck it will lose power blow black smoke and have no boost reading we have tied the ebp valve open after disconnecting i...
1997 Ford Contour GL 2.0L No Start VIN: 1FALP6530V
will not start replace coil pkg,test and replace cam and crank sensor and computer ecm and try remove cat/conv next is engine harness what can i check besides ing switch.timming belt is fine all marks line fine ///
1999 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 5.4L No Start VIN: 1FTNF21L2X
Thanks in advance . This truck was towed in and customer stated thet he was merging from one freeway to another under accelaeration and the truck just shut down and would not restart. When i looked at it first thing in the morning it fired right up . Scanned c...
2000 Ford Explorer XLS 4.0L rear wiper VIN: 1FMZU72X9Y
My 20000 explorer rear wiper has not worked properly for the last four years and now it has stopped. I have up and down commands and relays appear to be working. I get battery voltage alternating between the BK/LB wire and WH/OR wire at motor. I have a good ...
2000 Ford Explorer XLT 5.0L timing cover VIN: 1FMZU83P9Y
By the book, to service or remove the engine front cover requires engine removal and removing the oil pan first. I found no alternate percedures. Has anyone ever serviced the front cover successfully with out removing the engine and oil pan?
2001 Ford Focus SE 2.0L rattle in drive VIN: 1FAFP34P91
hey all.this carhas bad vibration.other garage has done tune up,seems to me the motor mount is the culprit but would like to know if anyone else has had one like this as the mount is super expensive.thanx in advance.
2001 Ford Expedition XLT 5.4L engine VIN: 1FMPU16LX1
Cam chain tensioner failed causing a loss of lubrication to the right cylinder head. Customer continued to drive vehicle which has trashed the right side valve train and (I imagine) spread metal throughout engine. Left side now noisy too. I have recommended a ...
2002 Ford F-150 King Ranch 5.4L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTRW07L72
hey fellows i got a ford f150 that cam in to shop last week with a po307 i installed a new coil from ford and all 8 plugs when road testing truck it started running rough and soon set a code for # 7 and # 1 miss fire i removed #1 coil and saw no problems i i r...
2002 Ford F-150 XL 5.4L Rotors
Hello everyone, Let me first say thank you to everyone for taking the time to review this request. This customer usually maintanes his vehicle himself. He came to me back in Feb. complaining of front brake pulsation at freeway speeds. He had recently installe...
2002 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L Misfire VIN: 1FAFP56SX2
misfire when cold, eradic misfire for about 30 to 60 sec plugs look good, looks like original wires. does not set a code.
2003 Ford F-150 XL 5.4L Turn Signals VIN: 1FTXA321K6
When we brought truck into shop the turn signals would work when you tilted the wheel up and not work when the wheel was tilted down. After removing the multi function switch I was not able to get any kind of turn signal or hazard lights to flash. I was look...
2003 Ford F-550 Super Duty XL 6.0L No Power VIN: 1FDAF57P94
The truck arrived customer complaining of loss of power.Took truck for a test run runs smooth but no giddy up .when you punch it some black smoke but not eccesive.No code present or in history,checked both fuel filters both clean,checked turbo hoses on air sid...
2004 Ford Escape XLS 2.0L starter VIN: 1FMYUO2BG4
have this escape that the starter stays engaged with key in on position . if you disconnect clutch pedal switch have constant power at tan/red wire to starter relay in junction box . remove starter relay still have power on tan /red wire . tan and light blue w...
2005 Ford Freestar S 3.9L temp gage VIN: 2FMZA50695
When you drive this van on the road the temp gage will pin out to full hot then come down to cold and just fluctuate constantly like that all day. We changed the only sensor that we could find which was the cylinder head temp sensor in the front head. Even tho...
2005 Ford F-150 XL 4.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2FTRF17294
hello everybody, i just wanted to say thank you for all the help with this one. it started around 6 weeks ago. came in with the above listed codes i smoked the upper and lower intakes-no problem found. fuel filter appeared o.e. i replaced it, test drove-light... Trouble codes: P0171, P0174
2006 Ford E-350 Super Duty XLT 5.4L Cuts out VIN: 1FBSS31L66
Upon road testing this van, after about 20 minutes or so the van loses power and stalls. Pulling off to the side of the road, crank the engine and it wont start right away. Takes a couple of tries. After getting it started, I can go another 5 minutes and it lo... Trouble codes: P061B
2006 Ford Fusion SEL 3.0L Misfire VIN: 3FAHP08166
Hey Ford guys: I have an 06 Fusion 3.0 DOHC with a steady miss at idle on cylinders 4 & 6. See repair history for how we got there. Doesn't miss off idle, but the engine makes a loud random klanking noises under accel, like the timing chain is loosing tension.... Trouble codes: P0304 (Misfire cylinder 4), P0306 (Misfire cylinder 6), P0316 (Misfire on start up)
2002 Mercury Villager Sport 3.3L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 4M2ZV12T82
This villager came in with a slight misfire, we replaced plugs, wires, dist. cap and rotor. We reset ignition timing, cleaned t/body, test drove, vehicle ran fine. Gave back to customer, came back 2 days later. Complaint is that it will miss at idle, it will s...
2002 Mercury Sable GS 3.0L Surge VIN: 1MEHM5OU32
sable runs rough cold and somtimes surging started runing rough after pcv and hose was replaced checked for vacuum leak ok ford says that pcv valve was superceded to a new number im wondering if the new valve is leting in to much air any help wauld be app.

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1990 Ford Pickup F250 7.5L a/c & p/s belt
Thank to all the IATN members who took the time to respond to my request.Most of the replies related to alignment. What I found, after using a small straight edge, was the water pump shaft had moved forwards enough to cause belt to run on the front side of the...
1994 Ford F-150 XL 4.9L lf marker assembly VIN: 1FTDF15Y4R
apparantly this thing has pins that should pop out when pulled on however ours was way to stuborn for that. we were unable to actualy put the bulb in do to the time frame. thanks to all that replied.
1997 Ford Ranger XLT 4.0L bumper bracket VIN: 1FTCR11X3V
well, i am lazy and didnt want to cut and weld, but i did. thanks to all.
2002 Ford Explorer XLS 4.0L Excessive Emissions, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMZU72K42
THANKS TO ALL THAT REPLIED, WE GOT THIS ONE FIGURED OUT BUT CUSTOMER DIDNT WANT TO PUT THE MONEY INTO IT. SEAN FROM CALI MENTIONED SOMETHING ABOUT TIMING JUMPED, SO WE PULLED THE VALVE COVER ON THAT RIGHT SIDE AND FOUND PIECES OF THE TIMING TENSIONER GUIDE LAY... Trouble codes: P0172 (system too rich bank 1), P0300 (random misfire detected), P0301 (cylinder 1 misfire detected), P0302 (cylinder 2 misfire detected), P0303 (cylinder 3 misfire detected), P0316 (engine misfire detected on start up).
2003 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 5.4L Misfire VIN: 1FTNX21L13
After r/r all spark plugs and checking spark,injection,compression, and anything else I could think of we found a tiny hole burn't into a coil boot.During spark KV testing I run a test light along each boot with the engine running and thats how I found the vo...
2008 Ford mustang 4.0L No Start VIN: 1ZVHT80N88
engine was shot, low compression in all cylinders. was replaced thanks
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